Celebrating the Amazing Educators of Michigan’s Copper Country


It takes a village to raise a child, and in Michigan’s Copper Country we’re lucky to have amazing educators at all of our schools. Superior Educators was born to celebrate those amazing teachers, cooks, janitors, coaches, bus drivers and volunteers who are shaping the next generation of Yoopers. Educators must be at a public school in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon counties. Nominate an educator now!

Latest Winner: Colleen Lajimodiere

Mrs. Lajimodiere has been working at Lake Linden Hubbell Elementary school for 19 years. In those years, she has dedicated herself not only to the entire Elementary staff but most importantly, to the children. She is the first smiling face they see when they enter the school building, the one who offers hugs and Band-Aids when they have an ouchie from the playground, or the one who has the extra pair of mittens or snow pants when yours are too wet. Mrs. Lajimodiere tirelessly works to make sure the school runs smoothly. If that means staying late or coming in early, it is no problem.


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Celebrating Superior Education

Thank you for being here and supporting our educators. Superior Educators is a program of Portage Health Foundation with the guidance of educators from our four-county community of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties.

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